A WESS-based Method for anti-submarine simulation through planning waypoints of helicopter (WIP)

Zhi Zhu, Yifan Zhu, Yonglin Lei, Hessam Sarjoughian

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Joint Anti-submarine Systems (JAS) is a complex system employed in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). Current research in this domain, however, mainly focuses on pure theoretical analysis or unable to support efficient simulations. Consequently these works cannot be effectively applied to develop simulations that can represent and evaluate requirements and tactical designs. This paper discusses a WESS (Weapon Effectiveness Simulation Systems)-based method for JAS simulation through designing routes for helicopters. Firstly, we specified the hierarchical structure of JAS complexity from two perspectives. One is the 'part of hierarchy which specifies parts of systems as component diagrams. While the other is the 'is a" hierarchy specifying inheritance relationships among parts of systems as class diagrams. After that, in order to lock the adversary submarine in a closed area, through a circle calculation the circle search pattern is introduced to display a tactical way to design waypoints for helicopters. Upon the WESS framework we developed an exemplar simulation scenario integrated with script-based decision scripts to process simulation and demonstratively presented the two-dimensional screenshot of the circle pattern. It is shown that the proposed method can improve the efficiency of simulation application development to meet those requirements mentioned above.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-110
Number of pages5
JournalSimulation Series
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2016
Event48th Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2016, Part of the 2016 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference, SummerSim 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 24 2016Jul 27 2016


  • ASW
  • Decision modeling
  • Effectiveness simulation
  • WESS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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